Please read the updates and follow them. Feedback is welcome as well.
Also, please stop using the #paid-media tag and transition to the #no-free-links tag.
copying the updates below for convenience
Do not pester scripters for free links
It is the scripter’s choice for what links they want to include.
If there isn’t a free link to a video, help out the community by finding and sharing that link yourself. If you’ve tried your best but can’t found a source, you can ask in the thread if someone else can share a link.
Do not ask for links in the replies if another user has already asked for a link.
Do not ask for links in the replies if a free link is already available.
Do not DM scripters asking for links, instead ask in the replies so everyone can benefit.
Please flag users who do not follow these rules.
Scripters may request that no free links to be shared in the replies
Scripters who want this must make it very obvious in their topic that free links are not allowed.
You must include the #no-free-links tag
In the new script topic template, we’ve included a line that you can use by removing the surrounding line
with the surrounding lines removed
Users who do not comply with the no free links request can have their post removed.
if you created them, your patreon is the only place to find them, and you don’t want anyone to share a free link, then follow the instructions in the “Scripters may request that no free links to be shared in the replies” section.
For better understanding. The tag #no-free-links replaced the tag #paid-media?! But it makes just sense when the tag #no-free-links is used in combi with the new script topic template?!
And to use the #no-free-links tag alone is senseless? Right?
I hope it’s understandable what I mean
But the #no-free-links tag is more to help people quickly filter out scripts with no free links. But it’s not super noticeable by itself. So the additional requirement of a very clear notice in the topic template helps make it clear for everyone else.
I just saw this linked in another thread, and after a discussion in a different thread, I think there’s a bit of confusion over the “transition” from #paid-media to #no-free-links.
It’s possible I didn’t entirely understand the use of #paid-media, either.
I thought (and I think the reason some people ask for it) it was to specify when there’s say a free script, but no link provided for the actual media.
Like, as a heads up, don’t expect a link to the media.
For example, a scripter could put #paid-media to indicate that they themselves haven’t posted a link (and to keep people from expecting to see a link there and maybe being disappointed)
BUT the scripter might still be OK with others posting a link in a the thread,
so #no-free-links would not apply?
Just want to clarify that the idea is for #no-free-links to specifically indicate when the poster doesn’t want ANY free links posted, right?
And it’s not a direct one-to-one replacement for #paid-media (unless I really did totally miss the meaning of #paid-media)?
Question: should we update older release posts too?
I noticed that someone mentioned that updating tags on an older post makes then “New” again. I’ve also seen that some are updating older posts and not just recent posts, hence the question.
Tip: Use a “site rules updated” jpg and post it first in the OP. That way it will be very visible among new/latest views for those with previews enabled. I personally missed this thread when it was posted.
I would delete all paid-media tags directly in the database and only creators where it is clear that “paid-media” means “no-free-links” transform the old tag to the new one. Thats not much work in the database and ends the paid-media crap immediately.
There a still people who use the tag in new posts.
Okay, there are just a few VR scripter that I know who don’t like piracy links and they did a minimum 200 posts. For the rest, search content for phrases like “no free links” or something else in DB. The rest just delete paid-media.